Playing with FeedBurner
August 7, 2005
Hi everyone, I’ve been playing around with FeedBurner. Sorry if it’s messing anything up in your aggregator. At Adam‘s suggestion, I started poking around with FeedBurner and I’m finding that it’s pretty cool. Here are some things that I love about FeedBurner:
- Feed stats! FeedBurner has a good set of stats that they provide for free and even more stats that you can get with a “Pro” account.
- Feed translation – they’ll take your feed and translate it to all different versions of Atom and RSS.
- Easy portability. All the subscribers on my FeedBurner feed will always get my blog feed no matter where it is. I can just change the URL behind my FeedBurner feed and my subscribers will be able to continue receiving my posts.
- Google AdSense ads! Apparently, FeedBurner is able to inject AdSense into your feed. Let’s see how well it works 🙂
The major problem is that it’s difficult to set up redirects from existing feed URLs to the new FeedBurner URL. There’s some help out there, but I might have to mess with it a little bit to get it right. Ah, I wish FeedBurner would make a WordPress plug-in that would make it easy 🙂
Oh, my new FeedBurner feed is at: http://feeds.feedburner.com/plaxoed